Monday, June 30, 2008

revelations...

i had a favourite book in grade 9 - the main character's name was Miguel. I pronounced it mig-u-elle in my head. in grade 11 french, my teacher was taking role call and called, "Miguel" (mig-elle)...and it dawned on me that that was the name i'd been reading...

growing up, we always had Laurentian pencil crayons for school. in my head, i pronounced it lauren-teen. when i got to TWU and heard they had a Laurentian Center...i was shocked that i could mispronounce a word for so many years and not find out until 10 - 15 years later.

this weekend, i was eating m&ms and spilled a bunch in the back the 4runner. i tried to pick them all up but they were hard to find. matt commented, "they melt in your mouth, not in your hand". later that (hot hot) day when i came across a lone m&m unmelted in the back of the truck, i realized that the m&m slogan actually means that they don't melt. i always thought they meant that they're so good, you eat them fast so they don't have time to melt in your hand. apparently...they don't melt in your hand even if you eat them slow. wow.

have you had random revelations such as these?

4 comments:

therachel said...

speaking of revelations...do you remember one of my first times at PPAC youth...I think it was some sort of Bible study. I read a passage aloud that included the word disciples many times. I pronounced it dis-sip-les. Awkward. I hadn't ever gone to church though, so I didn't know any better. I haven't made that mistake again.

therachel said...

also...I'm confused. On my google reader there is another post that doesn't appear on the actual blog. You know what I'm talking about, Bec...where is it?

Hannah Barkey said...

b-mac.
so yeah.. well where are my comments? why aren't you commenting on my photos on facebook? because really, honestly, i comment on here and all i want is for you to comment on my photos. and comment on me. :)
love love.
me

Laura said...

I always used to think they were called "girl cheese," sandwiches, until i realized in high school that they are called "grilled cheese," as you grill them....